Paresh Rawal says it was “emotionally overwhelming experience” as he took up the character of late Rishi Kapoor’s film, ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’

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Published by Swathy S on 12 Jul 2021

Veteran actor Paresh Rawal will be portraying the remaining portions of Rishi Kapoor’s last movie, ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ and expressed that he embraced the character with the responsibility to honour the late actor. Earlier this year, Paresh Rawal was chosen by Excel Entertainment to continue the role of Rishi Kapoor that he had shot before his demise last year.

Paresh Rawal told that completing the movie, the coming of age story of a lovable 60-year-old man, as an “emotionally overwhelming experience”.

He continued, “I respected him a lot as a human being. He was the father of my most favourite actor, Ranbir Kapoor, such a fine talent of the Kapoor family. To do his role, to carry it forward was a responsibility. I knew I had to approach it with a lot of elegance. One can’t take it for granted”.

Paresh Rawal and Rishi Kapoor have worked together in movies including ‘Damini’, ‘Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi’ and ‘Hathyar’. The film, ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ also stars Juhi Chawla, Suhail Nayyar, Gufi Paintal and Satish Kaushik amongst other actors.

Rawal told that “He is no more but it’s a huge loss for the audience because the film’s script is absolutely brilliant. I read a script as good as this after a long time. If Rishi Sahab was in this film throughout, he would have created fireworks. Whatever work he has done, it is phenomenal. As an audience member, it was my loss that he couldn’t finish the film”.


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